The Innovation Myth

The Innovation Myth

(This article first appeared in Brewer and Distiller International, August 2019) The popular vision of innovation – picture the solitary genius dreaming up the ideas that will transform the world – is a romantic myth. In reality the great works of Darwin and Einstein...
The Modern Master Blender

The Modern Master Blender

Brendan Flood, Director of Distillery Systems at DRAMS, explores the changing role of master blenders in today’s competitive market   While many whisky drinkers like to imagine that their dram has been produced with strict adherence to centuries of tradition, in...
An Interview with… Ron Welsh, Beam Suntory

An Interview with… Ron Welsh, Beam Suntory

We were delighted when Beam Suntory master blender and strategic inventory manager Ron Welsh agreed to have a chat with us. Not only is Ron great company; he’s also fascinating to talk with due to his vast industry experience and the high level of strategic focus...